Diploma of Arts
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 5.
You must provide a statement of purpose (400 to 500 words) outlining the reasons you wish to study a Diploma of Arts.
Guaranteed entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 50 or more will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.
Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
Fees and costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: